Black Pound Day launches pop-up store in Westfield Stratford City selling over 50 Black-owned businesses

2nd February 2023|Company News, Latest News, New Stores, Trends|

This Saturday, three years on from their momentous launch in 2020, Black Pound Day, the leading movement for Black-owned businesses in the UK, is launching a store [...]

Uncover the latest trends in material innovation at Surface Design Show 2023

30th January 2023|Company News, Latest News, Show News, Trends|

This February, Surface Design Show (7-9 February 2023) returns to London’s Business Design Centre, showcasing an exciting and inspirational array of new material trends, plus the latest [...]

How the Pantone Colour of the Year Viva Magenta impacts retail businesses

30th January 2023|Company News, Latest News, Trends|

By Jordan Richards, Founder and CEO of RCCO We all love a business trend, especially when it’s positive and cheering – so what’s not to love about [...]

Online sales on Blue Monday rise 18% as UK shoppers turn to retail therapy to beat the January blues

24th January 2023|Company News, Latest News, Trends|

    Web revenues on Blue Monday (16 January) rise +18% week-on-week as shoppers banish the January blues with retail therapy     Online sales on Blue Monday, dubbed the most depressing [...]

Gloucester Quays performance watertight as it reports record sales in 2022

23rd January 2023|Company News, Latest News, Trends|

Peel L&P has announced that Gloucester Quays, the premier South West outlet and dining destination, enjoyed a record breaking sales period in 2022, surpassing both 2021 and [...]

Record December for national jeweller as shoppers flock to stores to purchase special gifts

17th January 2023|Company News, Latest News, Trends|

National family-owned jewellery, diamonds and watch retailer, Beaverbrooks, has seen its best December on record as Christmas shoppers headed to its 70 stores and website to purchase special [...]

Springfields Outlet and Leisure sees in New Year with stores trading strongly

16th January 2023|Company News, Latest News, Trends|

Record sales results at the outlet as Springfields continues to be a hugely popular destination in the Heart of England Announcing that Cadbury Outlet has signed in [...]

Festive gatherings and holiday bookings boost hospitality and travel in December, while utility bills continue to impact finances

10th January 2023|Christmas, Company News, Latest News, Trends|

Supermarket growth slowed as many Brits stocked up on festive food and drink earlier than usual to help spread the cost and avoid shortages Spending on utilities [...]

A very golden quarter for London Designer Outlet as it reveals record-breaking December trading

10th January 2023|Company News, Latest News, Trends|

London Designer Outlet has recorded its best December performance since the centre opened in 2013, with sales totalling £10,464,749 Boxing Day sales were up 89% on 2021 [...]

Hobbycraft achieves robust Christmas results with total revenue growth of +7.2% versus 2021

9th January 2023|Christmas, Company News, Latest News, Trends|

Financial Highlights for Christmas Strong sales performance with total LFL growth of +5.5% Strong underlying growth in store sales were supported by the investment in a new [...]

Northern Ireland Outlet finishes 2022 with strongest sales on record

9th January 2023|Company News, Latest News, Trends|

The Boulevard, Banbridge bucks national retail trends signalling strength in outlet shopping model After what was predicted to be a gloomy time for retail, The Boulevard in [...]

UK retailers close out 2022 with strong online sales – up +26% year-on-year in the last week of December – as Boxing Day boost sees shoppers snap up bargains

6th January 2023|Company News, Latest News, Trends|

The last week in December (25 Dec – 01 Jan) saw digital sales surge +26% year-on-year as shoppers swerved rail strikes and shopped the deals from home [...]

Consumer card spending grew 10.6 percent in 2022, yet rising living costs made Brits more selective about purchases

3rd January 2023|Company News, Latest News, Trends|

Holidays abroad and socialising at pubs and restaurants led to significant recovery for international travel and hospitality Spending on utilities grew 32.9 percent, with Brits increasingly concerned [...]

Visitor data shows huge impact of train strikes on London and commuter towns

16th December 2022|Latest News, Trends|

Place Informatics, a provider of footfall and location visitor behaviour data monitoring in the UK, has published new data highlighting train strikes’ impact on shopper and visitor [...]

Christmas shoppers to splash £2.87bn this ‘Panic Weekend’

14th December 2022|Christmas, Company News, Latest News, Trends|

Shoppers forecast to spend £2.87 this ‘Panic Weekend’ (17th-18th Dec), a rise of 4.4% YoY 34.3 million people to shop this weekend, with 21 million set to [...]

London Designer Outlet sales exceed pre-pandemic levels as shoppers seek greater value amid cost of living crisis

7th December 2022|Christmas, Company News, Latest News, Trends|

Sales for the Black Friday week exceeded those for the same period in 2019 in the run up to Christmas  Sportswear sales during the Black Friday week [...]

Small Business Saturday spend up 29% year-on-year as nation comes out to back small businesses

6th December 2022|Company News, Latest News, Trends|

American Express research shows 12.8million Britons shopped at a local, small and independently owned business this Small Business Saturday (3 December) – up 2.8million on last year [...]

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